Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tea and Roses


Oh good, you're here!


I'm guessing you're stopping in after visiting Angelina of Petite Haus.


I was just enjoying a cup of tea in the garden while I waited for you.


and thinking about how fun it's been joining eleven blogging friends for this Tea and Roses Blog Hop.


Before we look at roses - I want to make sure you know about the link party that begins Saturday


and the GIVEAWAY - look for the details at the end of the post.


I love roses


and frequently use them in my decor,


but roses don't grow well in my garden.


This is the only rose bush that has blooms - three to be exact!


So I thought we might go on a bicycle ride around town


in search of roses.


I must be honest and tell you that this gorgeous aqua door isn't in my neighborhood - it's in San Francisco, but it's one of my favorites of my photos and I had to show you the roses


I wish my little garden shed was surrounded by roses!


I don't know the names of many roses,


 but this one at a house just around the corner is one of my favorites.


In Southern California, mixing succulents and roses is common.


I love the mix of roses in this garden.


I don't know about you,


but picket fences get me every time.


And how about this arch!


I know we're looking for roses, but these fried egg flowers are one of my favorites - they're actually called Matilija poppies.


Our bike ride is at an end,


but before I send you off to Katherine's Corner,


 let's head out to the beach for iced tea and cookies


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I hope you had a chance to visit all the other blogs.

TUESDAY


        Decor To Adore                  Petite Haus                  Art and Sand


 Katherine's Corner           Lora Bloomquist               White Arrows Home 


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Feminine Look


The guest room is the one room in the house where I indulge my femininity.


The color palette is essentially red and blue, but in softer tones.


In January I posted about my 2018 goals and painting the white door was on the list.


This door shared by Maria of @dreamywhiteslifestyle had me dreaming of a blue door.


In that post, 2018 Goals, I said I was going to use either Louis Blue or Provence,


instead I combined Pure White and Provence 


to create my own color.


I found the chalkboard shelf in the attic and kept the decor simple with dried roses in vases and paper flowers on top.


I have been choosing colorful roses lately because they dry so beautifully.


The orange roses in this pic are now dried and they look just as pretty as they do here.


I restyled the shelves in this cabinet using clock faces both real and faux.


I'm debating on replacing the ladder with a chair, but I do like using the ladder as a bookshelf.


I used dried roses and eucalyptus to decorate one of my wire wreaths


and hung it on the tall cabinet next to the bed.
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In my post, Panoply, I showed the cute hankie my friend Rita of the blog Panoply had sent- it is almost a perfect match with the blue cabinet.


and it looks so cute made into a pillow and sitting on the bed.


I'm happy with the new look in the guest room


from each view.


The best part of the project is that when a holiday comes that calls for a white door, I can just turn the door around.


I can't wait to have Miss Violet visit for two weeks next month - I hope she likes the feminine changes in the guest room.


Although Lulu isn't so excited - Miss Violet happens to be little chihuahua!